CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - About 17,000 Appalachian Power customers in West Virginia lost power because of a winter storm. The utility's website shows most of the outages were in southern West Virginia. As of 8:25 this morning, there were 7,900 outages in Mercer County and more than 3,500 in Raleigh County.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - More than 280 motorists have been cited for distracted driving violations in West Virginia since a new law went into effect July 1. The law makes using a handheld cellphone while driving a primary offense. It also bans texting while driving.
WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Weirton man is in custody after police investigating a robbery found a woman's body in his home. Weirton police tell media outlets that 47-year-old Leslee Craig Arnold was arrested yesterday at a residence in Steubenville, Ohio. Arnold is being held at the Jefferson County Jail in Ohio awaiting extradition to West Virginia.
HALLTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Fire officials say a fire caused more than $1 million in damage at a flea market in Jefferson County. Media outlets report that the fire damaged several units at the Route 340 Indoor Flea Market complex in Halltown. No one was injured.
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